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trees were uprooted, vehicles were overturned and buildings flattened. >> i felt the floor cave in. before i hit the ground, it seemed like the house blew off of me. this is all i got. >> reporter: nearby on the shores of lake erie, a nuclear power plant automatically shut down because of wind damage. late today federal officials declared it safe and stable it was part of a powerful fast moving storms that triggered severe weather from the midwest to new england. >> this system produced at least 48 reports of tornadoes on saturday. that's well above an average day for june. >> reporter: in mansfield, ohio, farmer dean cook watched as high winds ripped through his barn followed by a flood of helping hands. >> all these people come here to help. they come from every place. i really appreciate their help. >> reporter: a tornado tore
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apart the same barn in 1989. cook is not sure he will rebuild this time given his track record with storms. for some reason they must like me. >> that was john yang reporting. we were not spared. the stormy weather caused damage across our region, too. one truck was crushed by a toppled tree. the bad weather also left a home on burnsville, maryland. the homeowner claims yesterday was the second time her home was struck since 2004. >> some wild weather. let's see what we are in storm for today. we had that little bit of damage that we saw but nothing terrible. >> you could tell that one video we had of the tree down was rotted out from the inside. we also had quite a bit of wind around the area. temperatures on your monday morning are in the low to mid 60s in many spots.
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one or two passing sprinkles out there. watch out for a stray shower. temperatures for the bus stops, mainly in the low 60s. the four-day forecast, full sunshine back tomorrow. rain, needed rain showers without the severe weather likely as we head towards wednesday and wednesday night. jerry, how are the roads? >> as we get going, we're doing all right. clear, dry road surfaces. first check along the 95 corridor, quiet from dale city to the capital beltway. travel lanes are open. most of the major roadways including south capitol street up to the douglas bridge are okay. >> jerry, welcome back. >> thank you. the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman in montgomery county will go to court today. police say she hid in the woman's home and wait ford her to arrive back there. darcy spencer reports. >> reporter: this is a mugshot
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of the suspect, 38-year-old christine devaux, an author and scientists charged in the attack of a pregnant woman. >> it was calculated and violent. >> reporter: the woman is now charged with attempted murder, burglary and kidnapping. police sea devaux broke into the woman's home and waited for her. >> she went into the house where she was confronted by the suspect. an extremely violent struggle ensued. the victim was able to get away. >> reporter: neighbors were stunned by what they saw. the victim just weeks away from giving birth hauled away in an ambulance. >> all i witnessed from my living room window was our neighbor, who's pregnant, um, crying and talking to a police officer and being comforted by
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another neighbor. and then the ambulance came down the street and she was brought into the ambulance. after about 15, 20 minutes, the ambulance took her to a hospital. >> reporter: police tracked the suspect down to a motel in frederick. an undercover officer acted as though he had crashed his car into hers to lure her out. >> went to the front deck and played it off, i'm sorry i crashed into your car. once she came out of the room to approach it and check it out, she was taken into custody. >> reporter: police not revealing much about the motive but the victim and the suspect did know one another. devaux is being held without bond. >> good to hear we heard on the news this morning that she is fine and she is back home. so that is good to hear. >> reporter: darcy spencer, new 4 today. still no word how the victim and suspect knew each other or what women was used in the attack. we should learn more when devaux is in court this afternoon. following breaking news in montgomery county, police are investigating a suspicious death
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in silver spring at about 1:00 this morning. the name of the victim is not being released. no word on if police made any e arrests. two men from new jersey accused of terrorism will be in court today. they face charges of trying to kill american troops. they were about to fly out of new york heading to somalia. jennifer johnson has our story. >> reporter: the men were arrested at jfk airport. mohammed hamoud and carlos eduardo almonte both in their 20s heading to somalia. they planned to join the terrorist group, al shabab. >> not unlike other cases where we see an individual who express interests to do a jihad, go overseas and are turned around, come back to attempt acts of
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violence in the united states. >> reporter: agents raided the mens home on saturday night. both were american citizens free to travel on american passports, an increasing problem for national security agencies. >> was really scary. possible terrorists living so close to me. >> reporter: authorities were tipped off by a citizen four years ago and the two were watched ever since. >> home-grown terrorism is a phenomenon that's relatively new but something we have to be careful about. >> reporter: an undercover nypd officer won their trust, recording their plans to kill american troops or commit terrorism here. alessa told the officer last year if i was in the land of jihad and the leader ordered me to come back here, ah, i love that. alessa was also allegedly recorded as saying he would outdo nadal hassan, who killed 14 people at ft. hood, texas, last year. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. police arrested another man
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who made a comment about having a bomb after he boarded his flight. that man was on a southwest airlines flight yesterday bound from chicago to macarthur airport. passengers were forced to get off the plane while authorities inspected the aircraft. no devices were found. a local high school has canceled an upcoming graduation business by helen thomas. helen thomas was scheduled to speak on the 14th. she was caught on video saying jewish people should leave israel and go to germany or poland. many called for her firing after those remarks. thomas has apologized but school principal alan goodwin said the graduation is not a venue for divisiveness. they have not yet scheduled another speaker. 4:37 is your time. 66 degrees. it's the start of another week and oil continues to spew into the gulf of mexico. bp is making progress. plus new video shows joran
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van der sloot with the woman he is suspected of murdering during the final moments of her life. ñq
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. good monday morning. time is almost 4:41 on your monday. temperatures have dropped into the 50s and 60s on a beautiful morning outside. temperature here in the
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washington area where it's 64 degrees at national airport, 66 at the friendly peacock in northwest washington. clearing skies will be the trend, still a couple of light shower the out towards the shenandoah valley. on the whole, you are going to appreciate the change in the weather compared to the weekend. 64 here. 63 in hagerstown. 55 in pittsburgh. here's the reason it feels so much nicer. the 24-hour change in dew point temperatures. dew points measure moisture and humidity in the atmosphere. a 20 degree drop in dew points ahead of the weather fronts late yesterday afternoon. they were gone by the time the sun went down. a couple of lonely sprinkles now over the shenandoah valley. maybe a quick-passing shower, that's about it. no one will get much rain. quite comfortable indeed. if you have not stuck your nose out yesterday, enjoy. temperatures will hold in the mid to high 70s with wonderfully
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low levels of humidity for today and tomorrow. if you can't find that umbrella on a monday, that's how mondays are, don't worry about it. these rain showers won't last long. most of your day, i would say 23 hours and 45 minutes of your day will be dry. highs back up near 80 tomorrow. rain, actually soaking rains likely for wednesday, wednesday night maybe early thursday. jerry, how are you on a monday? >> i'm fine. the traffic doing all right as we look live at maryland. capital beltway near old georgetown road quiet. there had been road work over the 270 corridor. elsewhere for those of you planning on heading out no big worries to the wilson bridge. southeast corners, everything moving along nicely. college park to silver springs, so far so good. >> 4:42 now. 66 degrees. still to come, it's one of the most common forms of cancer in the u.s. this morning there may be new hope for people diagnosed with
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melanoma. >> the new round of speed cameras are coming. find out if they will be in your area. >> and can rice krispies really keep your
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good morning. welcome back. the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico may persist into the fall. one of four vents was closed over the containment cap. they say they are still getting more and more oil to the surface. kristin dahlgren has the latest from pensacola, beach, florida. >> reporter: to the untrained eye it may still look like the cap is doing nothing. black oil continuing to billow. but officials insist there is crude being siphoned to the surface. bp's ceo on the bbc. >> at the moment it's difficult to say, but we could expect it to be the majority, the vast majority. >> reporter: to that claim there
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are skeptics. even u.s. incident commander thad allen admitted it is certainly not enough. this will be well into the fall. this is a siege across the entire gulf. the spill is holding everybody hostage. >> reporter: so along florida beaches they are fighting back where they can. despite warnings to leave the tar balls alone -- >> right now i'm out here picking up sea shells and doing what i'm not supposed to do. supposed to leave it to the experts. do you see any experts out here? >> reporter: clean-up crews were few and far between as dots of oil continued to throat in past the swimmers. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: and hotels now have cleaner out next to the hoses so beach goers can watch off the sticky oil along with the sand while officials insist the waters are still safe, long-time residents like cindy hatcher know they may never be the same. >> trying not to cry. it
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it's -- it's more devastating than any hurricane or any natural disaster to the beach. my heart is broken. broken. >> reporter: and there is still no fix for any of it. bp estimates the disaster has cost the company $1.25 billion so far. it says out of the 37,000 claims it has received t has now paid out 18,000. kristin dahlgren, nbc news, pensacola beach, florida. a important actor who faced murder charges died in a hospital after falling from a hill. warning to you this video may be disturbing this is steven hill tumbling down a rocky hillside in los angeles. s.w.a.t. officers spent part of the day to talk him down as he held a sword. hill was pronounced dead at the hospital. it's not clear whether the sword is the same one hill used in an
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attack last tuesday. hill was charged with murder and attempted murder in the case. the riverdale, maryland native was also convicted of assault with a firearm in 1998 after he threatened a teaching assistant with a gun over a grade. this morning, joran van der sloot, connected in the disappearance with natalie holloway, is in jail in peru. >> today we are seeing new video of van der sloot and flores in the same hotel. >> reporter: joran van der sloot, bulletproof vest and handcuffs would say not a word. would not look at the jostling hoard of international press. peruvian police have not minced words, calling him a serial kill wer a face of stone. the 22-year-old, though, looked
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worried. eyes misty and this, police say, is van der sloot with 21-year-old student stephanie flores early sunday, on what they believe was the last night of her life. they had just met at a casino in lima. this surveillance video shows them in van der sloot's hotel going to his room. police say four hours later he left. according to local papers, he told the front desk not to bother his girl. had left the tv on so loud housekeeping staff did not enter the room until two days later, where they found flores, daughter of a one-time presidential candidate here, beaten so badly her neck was broken. murdered, five years to the day that alabama teenager natalie holloway disappeared in aruba, also last seen with joran van der sloot. they, too, had met in a casino. the once promising college-bound son of a judge is now now wanted
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in at least six countries. over the years he told wildly different stories about natalie holloway, which he later said were lies. now, again, he's five years older but barely out of his teens, the world watches joran van der sloot walk accused of a brutal crime he, again, denies. two people were injured by a crush of fans at a soccer game today in south africa. thousands stormed the gates between a warm-up game. when the doors opened some fell underneath the people. the world cup starts next friday. police are looking for a boat that injured an alexandria man during a water-born hit-and-run accident on saturday near thomas point lighthouse in the chess piece bay. 55-year-old mark gentile was
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swimming from his boat to a minu minnow pot when a power boat overran him. the boat is described as a 21-foot white and champagne-colored donzi-styled speedboat. a male and a woman between 30 and 40 years old were on that boat. you may want to lay on the gas pedal the next time you drive near buoy high school. the second set of speed cameras will be installed the second week of june. the cameras will activate when someone drives 12 miles past the speed limit of 35. violators will be ticketed $40 as soon as the cameras are set up. >> 4:51. time again for a check of weather and traffic on the ones. >> it feels so much nicer this morning compared to the weekend. >> you can exhale because you won't be afraid to breathe in next. so relaxing to be outside without that oppressive
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humidity. yesterday was the first day we made it with a dew point of 70 degrees and higher this year. 70 is the magic number, above 70 for a dew point and people really start complaining to the weather department. below that, on the humid side around here. on your monday morning, clear skies in some locations. a few quick showers are also a possible. current temperatures around the area, mainly in the low 60s. 60 now in vienna and falls church. 57 in manassas. 57 in culpeper. alongside the bay, bay water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. as a result, annapolis, shady side, chesapeake beach, along the shores, your temperatures around the 70 degree mark. martinsburg, west virginia, down to 59. you can get a sense that there are a few lonely rain drops now. one or two rain drops along 270 towards frederick, maryland, and a few out east of the blue ridge. these are drifting off to the
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east-southwest. 0.001 inches of rain is all you can expect out of these showers. by this afternoon, maybe a stray shower. kids headed out to the bus stop, temperatures will be quite pleasant. don't think the kid also need the umbrella. any rain we get will be very light and short-lived. only a 30% chance you will be hit with a quick rain drop. 80 degrees tomorrow. tomorrow is the pick of the litter if you can have a chance to pick your days off, tomorrow is the day. the rain showers come back on wednesday. wednesday night lingers into thursday. jerry, i know you love hot and humid weather. by the time we get towards friday, sat, next weekend, back up to 90, with your friend, humidity back in the picture. >> got to love it got to love this, 270 aokay. headed down to rockville, everything looks like it has
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been cleared out. in the southeast no worries so far. out the bay bridge, doing fine. 66 and the toll road a little too early for sunshine delays. joe and eun, back to you. 4:54 is your time. 65 degrees. coming up, researchers scored their first big win against melanoma. details about a new drug that could improve the survival rate. and good news for you apple fans. the big news from the com
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good morning, welcome back. there's a medical break through into fighting the deadliest form of skin cancer mofrmt than 1 million americans have been diagnosed with skin cancer this year. there is new hope, though n treating melanoma. >> reporter: this is rick's melanoma before the treatment and after. >> the staff, the nurses, everybody came into this tiny room to give us the good news. >> reporter: it only worked for two or three out of every ten patients but that's a huge success story. in the u.s. someone dies every hour from melanoma. president reagan's daughter, maureen, bob marley, in d.c., senator john mccain has been fighting it for more than two decades. >> we have had no treatments that successfully improved survival. >> reporter: the new treatment
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has a tricky name. it is a protein that helps the immune system that goes full speed in attacking the disease. >> the patients are energized. waiting rooms are becoming fuller because patients are living longer. >> reporter: there are drawbacks it doesn't work for most patients, and doctors can't predict who will respond. it can trigger rheumatoid arthritis. the drug is still experimental but experts say it is promising this trial involved almost 700 people with advanced melanoma. on average they lived almost three and a half months longer than patients without the treatment. tracie potts, nbc thank yous. crunching the claims. kellogg's must take off the indications of health benefits. the company is dropping advertising claims that rice krispies will strengthen
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children's immune system. today could be the day that iphone fans have been waiting for. a new i phone could be revealed this week. apple will be holding its worldwide developer's conference beginning today. there is buzz that the company will unveil the fourth generation iphone. apple is not saying anything about what they will be unveiling, but there had been a lot of rumors swirling over a new iphone since an alleged prototype was found in a bar back in april. it was found in a bar. a lot of people think it was planted in the bar. >> people will be lining up now. new iphone, get in line. >> new 4 today continues now at 5:00 a.m. a crime scene in montgomery county. one person is found dead
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overnight in silver spring. police are investigating this suspicious death. good morning to you. >> welcome to news 4 today, for this monday, june 7, 2010. looking live outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 65 degrees. a beautiful glow in the nation's capital. the sky lit up in orange. how good does it feel outside now? >> looks beautiful. feels great. >> it's all about the humidity. >> it's an open window alert. you can finally open the windows back up without fear of the humidity and the summer muggies moving in and staying in your house for days on end. a nice, refreshing change. the weather moved in behind that front that brought severe weather to the area yesterday afternoon. all that was gone by 7:00 last night allowing tired meteorologists to get to bed nearly on time. temperatures this morning in the 50s and 60s in many spots. annapolis down to 66. leonard down, maryland, 65. sterling, leesburg in the low 60s.
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we have a couple of quick showers on the radar, lunch time today the sunshine wins out. highs in the 70s. tomorrow is the best day of the week by far. needed rain showers come back to the area for wednesday night and may linger into early thursday. jerry edwards g monday morning to you. >> good morning to you, as we check out interstate 66 near the rest area. a few folks parked, moving along, quiet and dry commute. making the trip down from 210, all is well so far. >> thank you. we are following breaking news out of montgomery county. police are investigating a suspicious death. it happened in the 800 block of
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university boulevard east in silver spring about 1:00 this morning. megan mcgrath is live with what she learned about the story so far. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me police are on the scene. they have a few lanes of university boulevard kind of impeded here but traffic is getting by. it was closed for a time. they're continuing with their investigation, checking physical evidence here on the scene. police are not calling this a murder. what they're saying is this is a suspicious death. a little after 1:00 this morning they received a call, a report of someone in the area injured. when they arrived, they found a man, 25 years old, laying on the ground in the 800 block of university boulevard, a driveway goes back around the backside of some apartment buildings, right if that area is where they found this individual. they are saying he was suffering from trauma to the upper body. they're not saying anything more specific than that.
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they tried life-saving techniques on the scene. that person was transported to the hospital where he later died. the only information we have is that he's 25 years old. again, this is being termed a suspicious death. investigators still here on the scene, so we're hoping to get more information and bring that to you in the next half hour. back to you. >> megan mcgrath, thank you. the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth will be in court today. police say 38-year-old christine devaux viciously attacked the victim inside her home on sugar cane lane in damascus on friday. devaux waited for the woman to come home from work, the victim was able to escape, though, and run to a neighbor's house for help. police eventually caught up with devaux in a motel in frederick. an undercover officer was able to lure her out of the hotel by saying he hit her car in the parking lot. >> went to the front desk and kind of played it off like i'm
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so sorry, i crashed into your car. once she came out of the room and approached, she was taken into custody. >> devaux is being held in the montgomery county detention center. her arraignment is set for today. two men accused of terrorism will be in court today. the new jersey men face charges in connection with a plot to kill american troops. the fbi arrested the men who they say were on their way to join a jihadist group. they were about to fly out of new york heading to somalia. jennifer johnson has our story. >> reporter: the men were arrested at jfk airport. mohamed hamoud and carlos eduardo almonte both in their 20s heading to somalia. agents say the two planned to join the terrorist group, al shabab. >> not unlike other cases where individuals express interests to do a jihad, go overseas and are turned around, come back to attempt acts of
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violence here in the united states. >> reporter: agents raided the mens home on saturday night. both were american citizens free to travel on their u.s. passports, an increasing problem for national security agencies. >> was really scary. possible terrorists living so close to me. >> reporter: authorities were tipped off by a citizen four years ago and the two were watched ever since. >> home-grown terrorism is a phenomenon that's relatively new but something we have to be careful about. >> reporter: an undercover nypd officer won their trust, recording their plans to kill american troops or commit terrorism here. alessa told the officer last year if i was in the land of jihad and the leader ordered me to come back here, ah, i love that. alessa was also allegedly recorded as saying he would out-do major nadal hassan, the army psychiatrist who killed 14
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people on ft. hood, texas last year. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. police arrested another man who made a comment about having a bomb after he boarded his flight. that man was on a southwest airlines flight yesterday bound from chicago to macarthur airport on long island. passengers were forced to get off the plane while authorities inspected the aircraft. no devices were found. the 75-year-old man was charged with falsely reporting an incident. this morning, bp says the cost to its response to the oil spill has reached about $1.25 billion. this amount does not include the $360 million to build more protection around louisiana's gulf. bp says it believes the containment cap will capture the vast majority of the oil leaking from the well. one of the four vents on the cap has been closed. the government now says the oil disaster in the gulf will stretch into the fall. 5:06 is our time. 64 degrees out there. refreshing 64. coming up, why a veteran white
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house reporter was uninvited to speak at a local high school. >> plus a line of storms ripped through the midwest killing seven people and destroying dozens of homes. the latest on the destruction. and that mornin larry, we just had the carpets cleaned. that was the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno. but the pizza came with cheesy breadsticks. breadsticks? i guess there was a pizza guy. yes there was... me. ( laughs ) new digiorno pizza & breadsticks. unbelievable fresh-baked taste, now with a full order of soft, cheesy breadsticks. taste. believe. it's not delivery. it's digiorno pizza & breadsticks. she found the box. maybe because you left it right on the counter.
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good monday morning, everybody. you made it through a steamy and somewhat stormy weekend.
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monday has returned, just in time for you to go back to work and school, the weather has improved. a couple of lonely showers out there first thing on a monday, but most of us will be dry for most of the day. if you can't find your umbrella, it won't be a big problem today. you have until wednesday to find it. that's the next time heavier showers move in. good monday morning to you, the panhandle of west virginia, martinsburg in the 50s. winchester, front royal in the 50s. manassas and culpeper down to 57. 64 in town, 63 in frederick. live doppler, a couple of lonely showers out there. frederick county maryland, carroll county, one or two showers out towards rappahannock. be on the lookout for a passing rain drop or two. most of us will be dry for most of the day. a quick rain drop cannot be ruled out. tomorrow is the best day of the week. sunshine, low humidity, highs in the 80s.
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rain showers return on wednesday. nice to have a cool, cloudy, rainy day around here. temperatures in the mid 70s. back up near 80 on thursday with showers out of here thursday morning. never too early, especially on a monday to look into next weekend. high 80s on friday. near 90 on saturday. steamy and probably stormy weather returns for next sunday a little something for everybody. >> i could use some time off. i'm exhausted. >> i bet. >> let's head out and see how we're doing this morning as the rush hour gets away. i've been off vacation now for 45 minutes. i'm worn out. 95 everything looking good. no early worries. headed out to the wilson bridge, both directions, traffic moving along nicely. coming up 95, 66, 270, very quiet morning. joe, eun? >> just take the rest of the morning off. >> jerry, don't do that. >> just kidding. >> it's 5:11, 64 degrees.
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drivers in one area will want to watch their speed this morning. find out where police are putting a new batch of speed cameras. and storms rolled through our area over the weekend. this morning see some of the damage left behind. and the fight over claims left on cereal boxes that
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5:13 is your time. here is a look at our top stories. police are investigating a suspicious death in montgomery county. it happened on the 800 block of university boulevard east about 1:00 this morning. the name of the 25-year-old man has not been released. police say he died at the hospital. today two men from new jersey will face terrorism charges in court. fbi arrested the men as they were on their way to join a dehadist group with the goal of killing american troops. they were about to fly out of new york somalia. this morning oil continues to gush into the gulf but bp says the containment cap is capturing more and more oil and believes it will captur the vast majority of the oil that is leaking. the disaster already cost the company $1.25 billion. this morning a bethesda high school is looking for another graduation speaker after canceling the original speaker, veteran white house reporter helen thomas.
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she was caught on video saying some things jewish people. >> reporter: the principal sent out an e-mail saying helen thomas had been uninvited as the commencement speaker. let's look at some video of thomas. you probably know she is up there in age for a journalist. she's 89 years old. she started with the upi in 1943. she has been covering the white house since 1960. it was at the white house on may 27th at a jewish heritage celebration that one from rabbilive.com asked thomas some questions and posted her now controversial answers on youtube. let's take a listen. >> any comments on israel? >> tell them to get the hell out of palestine. >> oh. any better comments on israel? >> remember, these people are occupied. and it is their land, not
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german, not poland -- >> so where should they go? >> go home. >> where is home? >> poland. >> so the jews -- jews should go back to poland and germany. >> and america and everywhere else. >> helen thomas did issue an apology on her website. she said she deeply regrets her comments she made last week. she said they did not reflect the heart felt belief that peace will come to the middle east when all sides have respect and tolerance. the principal here basically said graduation celebrations are not the venue for divisiveness and that was the reason for uninviting her. a new graduation speaker has yet to be named. reporting live in bethesda, kimberly suitors, news 4. >> you may want to lay off the gas pedal the next time you drive pass buoy high school.
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the second set of speed cameras will be installed the second week of june. the cameras will activate when someone drives 12 miles past the speed limit of 35. violators will be ticketed $40 as soon as the cameras are set up. police looking for a boat that hit a swimmer on the chesapeake bay and kept going. 55-year-old mark gentile was swimming from his boat to a minnow pot when a power boat ran over him. police say he was able to dive below the boat but his legs were hit. the boat is described as a 21-foot white and sham bane-colored donzi-styled speedboat. two people were on board that boat, a white female and a white mail, both between the ages of 30 and 40. >> it has been an exceptionally violent weekend of weather from illinois to new england. ohio took the worst of it is seven tornadoes. nbc's john yang has the latest.
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>> reporter: the deaths came overnight in northwest ohio, outside toledo. they included a 46-year-old man who stepped outside during the storm and was struck by part of his house. this afternoon his daughter was to have been the local high school valedictorian. the graduation scheduled for the fieldhouse now in rubble. >> had they been here, unquestionably there could have been hundreds of lives lost if this had taken place at a time when the students were in this building. >> reporter: officials said at least 50 homes were destroyed and 50 others seriously damaged. the local municipal building and emergency vehicles were wrecked. 911 operators and dispatchers had to be moved to a nearby town. the strong line of storms spawned several torpedos in central illinois. today around the town square in elmwood, heavy equipment cleared debris from the village. trees were uprooted, vehicles were overturned and buildings flattened.
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>> i felt the floor cave in. before i hit the ground, it seemed like the house blew off of me. this is all i got. >> reporter: nearby on the shores of lake erie, a nuclear power plant automatically shut down because of wind damage. late today federal officials declared it safe and stable. it was part of a powerful fast moving storms that triggered severe weather from the midwest to new england. >> this system produced at least 48 reports of tornadoes on saturday. that's well above an average day for june. >> reporter: in mansfield, ohio, north of columbus, farmer dean cook watched as high winds ripped through his barn followed by a flood of helping hands. >> all these people come here to help. they come from every place. i really appreciate their help. >> reporter: a tornado tore apart the same barn in 1989. cook is not sure he will rebuild this time given his track record with storms.
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for some reason they must like me. >> that was john yang reporting. we were not spared. the stormy weather caused damage across our region, too. one woman in southeast really felt the wind and rain yesterday. her honda crv was crushed by a toppled tree. it happened near sixth and a streets in capitol hill. she said she was having a birthday lunch and came back to find her car destroyed. >> it was a little shocking. when you approached from that side, you think maybe the tree was behind the car, but there was a limb on top of it, too. i just got it last year. probably another crv, yeah. unless insurance will get me a range rover. >> the bad weather also left a home on burnsville, maryland. though they say lightning does not strike twice, the homeowner claims yesterday was the second time her home was struck since 2004. the good news is no one was hurt. >> i think if she wants a range
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rover go ahead and get it. >> can you imagine your relatively brand new car is crushed under a tree? i feel like insurance won't bump you up like that. >> it won't get her a range rover. >> wishful thinking. >> i hope it gets her a bicycle. >> good luck with the range rover. outside on a monday, a bit of sunshine, the more west you go, the more cloud cover. take a check of the radar. one or two lonely sprinkles. frederick county, maryland, howard county, even northern culpeper county in the great state of virginia. by in large, most of us are dry. most of us will stay dry during the course of the day. temperatures in the mid 60s around town. a lot of spots in the upper 50s. here is the real reason it feels so nice. the 24 hour change in dew points. dew point temperatures some 20
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degrees lower than this same time yesterday. much drier. less humid air is moving in that will be the case for the rest of the day today. cool air aloft maybe generating a quick-passing shower. that's about it. most of us will be dry for most of the day. temperatures holding in the mid to high 70s. tomorrow is the beauty of the week, golf day. jerry, not sure if you're a golfer. as we get towards wednesday and thursday, needed showers back into the picture. needed because we're behind in rainfall and who cares if it rains on a wednesday. two words for you, chuck, put put. clear road surfaces this morning. nothing worry about. 95 north and southbound, travel lanes are open and doing fine. new york avenue at florida avenue, big changes coming to new york and florida down the road in a couple of days. right now everything moving along nicely, all lanes are open. >> thank you. our time right now is 5:22. 64 degrees.
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good morning. welcome back. that morning glass of o.j. could be costing you more soon. orange juice prices are expected to increase. the reason, half the world's
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orange supply comes from brazil and bad weather and disease has produced the worst harvest in years. florida's orange harvest could be effected by hurricanes this summer. crunching the claims. kellogg's must take off its advertising of helicopter benefits on rice krispies boxes. the federal trade commission says kellogg's cannot make claims about health benefits unless they're backed by scientific evidence and are not misleading. the company is dropping advertising claims that rice krispie s will children's immune systems. a new iphone can be revealed this week. all eyes will be on san francisco where a worldwide developer's conference beginning today. there is buzz that the company will unveil the fourth generation iphone. apple is not saying anything about what they will be unveiling, but there had been a
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lot of rumors swirling over a new iphone since an alleged prototype was found in a bar back in april. your time, 64 degrees. coming up, we could learn more about why a pregnant woman was brutally attacked in her own home. another woman is accused of the crime. and the latest on the oil disaster in the gulf. questions this morning on how well that cap is working. and it could be a break through in treating the most deadly form of ♪
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suspicious death. police are called to silver spring overnight after a person is found dead what investigators are saying this morning. a new drug that could help people suffering from one of the most common forms of cancer. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you, i'm joe krebs. it is monday, the 7th day of june. looking outside a beautiful dawn in the nation's capital. look at that wonderful glow on the horizon and lovely clouds above. 65 degrees. nice smudge on the camera. >> we are looking forward to the forecast because we have had some hot and humid days. >> summer came early and will probably stay late. >> don't say that. >> after a steamy and stormy sunday, things have really taken a turn for the better on your monday morning. just in time to go back to work. for a lot of kids still back to
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school for one of the final days. a lot of upper 50s on the map this morning. here's a quick look at the radar. you can see why i'm optimistic that most of us will be rain-free. a couple sprinkles, southeastern frederick county, maryland, also extreme upper montgomery county. a chance at a stray shower first thing this morning for the kids heading out to the bus stop. i don't think most will need their umbrella. what little rain you will get today will not last more than 10, 15 minutes at the most. we will call it a generally nice day today a beautiful day for tomorrow. we'll call it stupendous, that's our word for tomorrow. then needed rain showers return for wednesday and thursday. >> all right, chuck. we'll head out and see how we're doing at this hour. picking up volume certainly both directions, the inner loop and outer loop traveling around the
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eisenhower connector right there. moving along nicely. one more stop. a live look at i-270. a few brake lights as you begin the drive out of frederick but no early hangups. we are following breaking news out of montgomery county. police are investigating a suspicious death. it happened in the 800 block of university boulevard east in silver spring about 1:00 this morning. megan mcgrath is is live with more. >> reporter: police have a section of a driveway cordoned off here. that's where they have been concentrating efforts, collecting things from the scene. police calling this a suspicious death, not a homicide, but a suspicious death. they say a little after 1:00 this morning they received a call, a report of someone injured here in this area.
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when officers arrived, police say they found a man, 25 years old, laying on the ground in the 800 block of university boulevard, a driveway goes back around the backside of some apartment buildings, right if that area is where they found this individual. they are saying he was suffering from trauma to the upper body. police sprang into action, performed cpr and other life-saving measures. that person was transported to the hospital where he later died. investigators appear to be wrapping up here. it looks like they're taking down the police tape here from this driveway area. this driveway is adjacent to casa de maryland and runs alongside an apartment complex here. not a lot of information known. simply described as a suspicious death. one person is dead, he's 25 years old, but the name has not been released. >> megan mcgrath, thank you. the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth will be in court today. police say 38-year-old christine devaux viciously attacked the victim inside her home on sugar
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cane lane in damascus on friday. authorities say the attack was apparently planned. devaux got into the home and waited for the woman to come home from work, the victim was able to escape, though, and run to a neighbor's house for help. police eventually caught up with devaux in a motel in frederick. an undercover officer was able to lure her out of the hotel by saying he hit her car in the parking lot. >> went to the front desk and kind of played it off like i'm so sorry, i crashed into your car. once she came out of the room and approached, she was taken into custody. >> devaux is being held in the montgomery county detention center. her arraignment is set for today. today two men from new jersey will face terrorism charges in court. yesterday the fbi arrested the men who they say were on their way to join a jihadist group and kill american troops. they were about to fly out of new york heading to somalia. both men are in their 20s.
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agents raided their home saturday night. both are american citizens free to travel on their u.s. passports. a veteran journalist scheduled to speak at a local high school graduation has been canceled over controversial remarks. walt whitman high school had scheduled helen thomas to speak at the june 14th graduation, but on friday the white house reporter was caught on video saying that jewish people should leave israel and go to germany or poland. many have called for her firing over the remarks. thomas apologized but school principal alan goodwin said the school's graduation is not a venue for divisiveness. the school has not scheduled another speaker. in health this monday morning, doctors announce a huge break through for people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. it's a new treatment that for some literally melts away the deadly disease. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with how this works.
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>> reporter: this is promising. it's experimental and not on the market yet, but doctors hope it will be in coming years. the pictures here really tell the story. >> reporter: this is rick's melanoma before the treatment and after. >> the staff, the nurses, everybody came into this tiny room to give us the good news. >> reporter: it only worked for two or three out of every ten patients but that's a huge success story. in the u.s. someone dies every hour from melanoma. president reagan's daughter, maureen, regae artist bob marley, in d.c., senator john mccain has been fighting it for more than two decades. >> we have had no treatments that successfully improved survival. >> reporter: the new treatment has a tricky name, ipilimumab, ipi for short. it is a protein that helps the immune system that goes full speed in attacking the disease.
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>> the patients are energized. our waiting rooms are becoming fuller because patients are living longer. >> reporter: there are drawbacks. it doesn't work for most patients, and doctors can't predict who will respond. it can trigger rheumatoid arthritis. the drug is still experimental but experts say it is promising. this trial involves almost 700 people with advanced melanoma. on average they lived almost three and a half months longer than those who did not have the treatment. live from capitol hill, i'm tracie potts, news 4. >> thank you very much. 5:37 is the time now. still ahead on news 4 today, uninvited. why a local high school says they do not want this veteran white house reporter speaking at this year's graduation. and new clues. investigators have video that show joran van der sloot with the woman he is suspected of murdering before her death. and what is the week looking like? chuck bell will have the full
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our time right now is 5:40. 66 degrees out there. if i were a betting man i would say within the next five minutes that sun would be up. >> see that little orange out there? that must be the spot. >> that's right. it's good to have nasa on your side. they are very good at astronomy. >> one would hope. >> one would hope so. >> someone has to check this stuff. >> a lot of times the most
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accurate thing we tell you is the sunrise and sunset time. 5:43 is the official sunrise today. just about to sneak up over our eastern horizon. 64 in downtown washington. 66 now in annapolis. 65 in leonard town, maryland. manassas, manassas park at 63. a couple of lonely rain drops down in ma nnassamanassas. can't rule out a rain drop or two western howard county. might get a quick rain drop or two. emphases on singular drops. that's about it today. most of the day will be dry from here on out. could have a little instability shower later this afternoon but that won't cause any problems. if you can't find your umbrella, don't worry about it today. you won't need it tomorrow. tomorrow will be the beautiful day of the week. rain showers come back for wednesday, wednesday afternoon,
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wednesday night. they may linger into the first part of the day on friday. jerry edwards, over to you. >> all right, chuck. we will look live along new york avenue, as you come in over the a river, a few minor traffic light delays. no issues. up on new york avenue, that's moving nicely. capital beltway near 193 in virginia, both ways from the american legion bridge to tysons, moving smoothly. >> thank you very much. our time right now, 5:41. 66 degrees. seven people are dead after tornadoes rip through the midwest. coming up, the latest on the damage and the hardest-hit areas. >> plus a soccer game stampede. what happened when thousands of
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here's a look at the top
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stories. police are investigating a suspicious death in montgomery county. this happened in the 800 block of university boulevard east in silver spring. the name of the 25-year-old man who is the victim has not been released. police say he died at the hospital. today two men from new jersey will face terrorism charges in court. the fbi arrested the men who they say were on their way to join a jihadist group and kill american troops. they were about to fly out of new york heading to somalia. this morning oil continues to flow into the gulf though bp says the containment cap is capturing more and more oil all the time and it believes it will capture the vast majority of the oil that is leaking. the disaster already cost the company $1.25 billion. this morning a bethesda high school is looking for another graduation speaker after canceling with the original speaker. veteran white house reporter, helen thomas. she made controversial comments about israel and palestine in a
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recent video interview posted online. kimberly souters has details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the whitman high school principal, alan goodwin sent out an e-mail last night informing the families of 450 seniors here that helen thomas had been uninvited to speak at commencement on june 14th. helen thomas is 89 years old. she started with the upi in 1943. she has been covering the white house since 1960. it was at the white house on may 27th at a jewish heritage celebration that one from rabbilive.com asked thomas some questions and posted her controversial answers on youtube. let's take a listen. >> any comments on israel? >> tell them to get the hell out of palestine. >> oh. any better comments on israel? >> remember, these people are occupied.
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and it is their land, not german, not poland -- >> so where should they go? >> go home. >> where is home? >> poland. >> so the jews -- jews should go back to poland and germany. >> and america and everywhere else. >> reporter: helen thomas posted on her website an apology. she said i deeply regret the comments i made last week regarding the palestinians and israelis. she said they did not reflect the heartfelt belief that peace will come to the middle east when all sides have respect and tolerance. the anti-defamation league said that thomas' comments and her apology were not strong enough. the principal here at whitman sent out in that e-mail a note saying that he had spoken to mrs. thomas' representatives and that she understood why she had been uninvited and that the comments generated tensions, and
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also had asked -- she had welcomed the opportunity to meet with whitman students perhaps at another time later in the year to share her observe investigations on contemporary affair bus not to speak at the commencement address. we don't know who will replace her. that will come out in the next few days. reporting live in bethesda, kimberly suitors, news 4. this morning the government says the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico will persist into the fall. engineers closed one of the four vents on the containment cap over the leaking oil well. they say it is still getting more and more oil to the surface. kristin dahlgren has the latest from pensacola beach, florida. >> reporter: to the untrained eye it may still look like the cap is doing nothing. black oil continuing to billow. but officials insist there is crude being siphoned to the surface. bp's ceo on the bbc. >> at the moment it's difficult
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to say, but we could expect it to be the majority, the vast majority. >> reporter: to that claim there are skeptics. even u.s. incident commander thad allen admitted it is certainly not enough. this will be well into the fall. this is a siege across the entire gulf. the spill is holding everybody hostage. >> reporter: so along florida beaches they are fighting back where they can. despite warnings to leave the tar balls alone -- >> right now i'm out here picking up sea shells and doing what i'm not supposed to do. supposed to leave it to the experts. do you see any experts out here? >> reporter: clean-up crews were few and far between as dots of oil continued to throat in past the swimmers. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: and hotels now have cleaner out next to the hoses so beach goers can watch off the sticky oil along with the sand while officials insist these waters are still safe, long-time residents like cindy hatcher
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know they may never be the same. >> trying not to cry. it's -- it's more devastating than any hurricane or any natural disaster to the beach. my heart is broken. broken. >> reporter: and there is still no fix for any of it. bp estimates the disaster has cost the company $1.25 billion so far. it says out of the 37,000 claims it has received, it has now paid out 18,000. kristin dahlgren, nbc news, pensacola beach, florida. this weekend the midsection of the country got a tough punch. a series of tornadoes and strong storms roared through the midwest. ohio took the worst of it with seven deaths reported there. in ohio officials say at least 50 homes were destroyed, 50 others seriously damaged. the local municipal building and emergency vehicles were also
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wrecked. in michigan, high wds uprooted trees, ripped off roofs and overturned vehicles. >> i felt the floor cave in. before i hit the ground, it seemed like the house blew off of me. this is all i got. >> residents are bracing for the possibility of another storm system soon. the stormy weather caused some damage across our region as well. one truck was crushed by a toppled tree in capitol hill. the bad weather also left a mark on a home in burtonsville, maryland, though they say lightning does not strike twice, the homeowner there claims this is the second time her home was struck by lightning since 2004. the good news, no one was injured. that's enough. twice is enough. >> time to take the big metal antenna off the roof. luckily no one was hurt in that house. a lot of thunderstorms yesterday. some of the storms on our --
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look at that. over the shoulder, look out the window. beautiful weather. 64 our current temperature here in the washington area. and man, oh, man, has it been a warm spring and early summer. june is only about a week old, june so far nine degrees warmer than average. and that is a trend that has been continuing for months now. may ended up almost four degrees warmer than average. march and april both five degrees warmer than average. as soon as the snow stopped, the sun came out and it felt like summer ever since. temperatures are now in the upper 50s and low 50s across much of the area. here is your check of doppler. a couple of lonely sprinkles fading away as they move over towards the baltimore area. one or two drops down towards manassas. to real weather problems for the rest of the day today. temperatures in the 50s back up to the north and west. the dew point change and the temperature change are dramatic. a 12 degree drop in temperatures since the same time yesterday.
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the dew points are now 20 degrees drier than this same time yesterday. much more comfortable levels of humidity have moved in behind that weather front. a little humidity vacation coming up for us here today. tomorrow, high pressure in charge of our weather. for today, partly sunny a quick-passing shower can't be ruled out. temperatures in the high 70s for today. the extended forecast, bright sunshine tomorrow, high mere 80. rain likely heading towards wednesday. wednesday night, may last into the first part of the day on thursday. as we head towards friday, saturday, sunday, back up, feeling like summer time again. highs near 90. plenty of humidity back. any time you need the forecast go to our website, nbcwashington.com or the weather channel and weather.com. >> 395 wide open at the moment as you head through landmark and shirlington to and across the 14th street bridge.
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we will certainly start seeing sunshine delays. let's see how we do elsewhere. on the capital beltway, i-95 in maryland, an accident reported 90 southbound before the camera around route 198. everything to the shoulder, but it will be backed up. keep an eye out for that. >> a important actor who faced murder charges died in the hospital after falling from a hill. warning to you, this video may be disturbing. this is steven clancy hill tumbling down a rocky hillside in los angeles. s.w.a.t. officers spent part of the day to talk him down as he held a sword. hill was pronounced dead at the hospital. it's not clear whether the sword is the same one hill used in an attack last tuesday at a dvd production still. hill was charged with murder and attempted murder in the case. the riverdale, maryland native was also convicted of assault with a firearm in 1998 after he threatened a teaching assistant with a gun over a grade
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on a maryland campus. this morning, joran van der sloot, connected in the disappearance with natalie holloway, is in jail in peru. he is charged now with murdering stephanie flores. >> today we are seeing new video of van der sloot and flores together in the same hotel in which the young woman was found dead. nbc's michelle kaczynski reports. >> reporter: joran van der sloot, bulletproof vest and handcuffs would say not a word. would not look at the jostling hoard of international press. peruvian police have not minced words, calling him a serial killer with a face of stone. the 22-year-old, though, looked worried. eyes misty. and this, police say, is van der sloot with 21-year-old student stephanie flores early sunday, on what they believe was the last night of her life. they had just met at a casino in
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lima. this surveillance video shows them in van der sloot's hotel going to his room. police say four hours later he left. according to local papers, he told the front desk not to bother his girl. had left the tv on so loud housekeeping staff did not enter the room until two days later, where they found flores, daughter of a one-time presidential candidate here, beaten so badly her neck was broken. murdered, five years to the day that alabama teenager natalie holloway disappeared in aruba, also last seen with joran van der sloot. they, too, had met in a casino. the once promising college-bound son of a judge is now now wanted in at least six countries. over the years he told wildly different stories about what happened to natalee, holloway, which he later said were lies.
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now, again, he's five years older but barely out of his teens, the world watches joran van der sloot walk accused of a brutal crime he, again, denies. >> at least 15 people were injured by a crush of fans at a soccer game in south africa. thousands stampeded the gates of the stadium to get free tickets to an exhibition game between nigeria and north korea yesterday. when the doors opened, some people fell under the hoard and got trampled. the gates were closed but reopened for the second half triggering another stampede. the world cup starts this friday. 5:57 is our time. she disappeared without a trace three years ago. why police in chicago are renewing their search for stacy peterson. and breaking news in silver spring. we're on the scene with police as they investigate a suspicious death overnight. and we will take a look at traffic and weather on the ones as we begin this monday morning, another work week here in the nation's capital. stay with us.
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. breaking news. while you were sleeping, a 25-year-old man was found unconscious on the street and later died. we are live on the scene as police piece together what happened. >> not invited. a local high school uninvites helen thomas after her controversial remarks about israel. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on this monday, this 7th day of june, 2010. the sun is up and a few clouds above us. but it looks like a mainly clear day. nicer than this time yesterday morning. >> the humidity is down. we can feel the difference. meteorologist chuck bell joins us for the forecast.
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very nice. >> i know you appreciate the difference. is it a difference you could pay for? >> i don't know. >> that's what i was afraid of. mid 50s to the 60s to start the monday. we had a few sprinkles earlier, they're all gone at this point in time. that band of rain showers you can see that blasted through yesterday morning. now just some passing fair weather clouds. a pocket of cool air aloft may kick off a quick shower mid to late afternoon. by in large most of us will be dry for most of the day. if you can't find your umbrella, that's okay. most of the day will be dry. at least 23 hours and 45 minutes of your monday will be rain-free. 24 hours of solid rain-free weather for tomorrow. jerry, rain more likely for wednesday night and early thursday. >> let's take to the air,
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chopper 4 checking things out on the baltimore-washington parkway. very quiet this morning headed down to riverdale. keep in mind, we had the accident on 95 southbound as you head south from route 198. let's pop over and see how things are progressing. loading up quickly on 395, seminary road, all lanes are open here. the capital beltway near old georgetown road, both ways looking good. we are following breaking news out of montgomery county. police are investigating a suspicious death. this happened in the 800 block of university boulevard east in silver spring about 1:00 this morning. mcen mcgrath is live with what she has learned so far. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just a few moments ago, investigators left the scene here. they took down the police tape and the area is now completely open. this is described as a suspicious death. we have a 25-year-old man who is dead. now, a call came in to place a
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little after 1:00 in the morning. a report of someone hurt in the area in the 800 block of university boulevard. when police arrived on the scene, that's when they found this 25-year-old man laying in a driveway. the driveway runs along casa of maryland and alongside the backside of an apartment complex. the responding police officers performed cpr. this person, the 25-year-old, was transported to the hospital where he later died. police say he was suffering from trauma injuries to the upper body. that's all they will say. they won't say whether he was shot or stabbed or something else. all of that still under investigation. they are simply saying this is a suspicious death at this point. he's 25 years old but police have to the released a name. back to you. >> megan mcgrath, thank you very much. the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth will be in court today. police say 38-year-old christine devaux attacked the victim
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inside her home on sugar cane lane. devaux got into the home and waited for the woman to come home from work, the victim was able to escape, though, and run to a neighbor's house for help. police eventually caught up with devaux in a motel in frederick. one neighbor did see the aftermath of that horrific attack. >> all i witnessed from my living room window was our neighbor, who's pregnant, um, crying and talking to a police officer and being comforted by another neighbor and then the ambulance came down the street and she was brought into the ambulance. after about 15, 20 minutes, the ambulance took her to a hospital. >> devaux is being held in the montgomery county detention center. her arraignment is set for today. this morning some residents are cleaning up after stormy weather hit our area yesterday. one truck was crushed by a toppled tree in capitol hill. the bad weather also left a mark on a home in burtonsville, maryland. though they say lightning doesn't strike twice, this
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homeowner claimed yesterday was the second time her home was hit by lightning since 2004. no one was injured. the midwest received a much harder hit from mother nature. a series of tornadoes and strong storms roared through illinois, michigan and ohio. ohio took the worst of it with seven deaths reportsed there. officials said at least 50 homes were destroyed and 50 others damaged. the local municipal vehicle and vehicles were also wrecked. trees were uprooted, vehicles were overturned and buildings flattened. >> i felt the floor cave in. before i hit the ground, it seemed like the house blew off of me. this is all i got. >> residents are bracing for the possibility of another storm system. this morning the government now says the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico will persist into the fall. here's a live look at the well
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on the ocean floor. engineers have closed one of the four vents on the containment cap on that leaking well. they say they are still getting more and more oil to the surface. nbc's kristin dahlgren has the latest from pensacola, florida. >> reporter: to the untrained eye it may still look like the cap is doing nothing. black oil continuing to billow. but officials insist there is crude being siphoned to the surface. bp's ceo on the bbc. >> at the moment it's difficult to say, but we could expect it to be the majority, the vast majority. >> reporter: to that claim there are skeptics. even u.s. incident commander thad allen admitted it is certainly not enough. this will be well into the fall. this is a siege across the entire gulf. the spill is holding everybody hostage. >> reporter: so along florida
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beaches they are fighting back where they can. despite warnings to leave the tar balls alone -- >> right now i'm out here picking up sea shells and doing what i'm not supposed to do. supposed to leave it to the experts. do you see any experts out here? >> reporter: clean-up crews were few and far between as dots of oil continued to throat in past the swimmers. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: and hotels now have cleaner out next to the hoses so beach goers can watch off the sticky oil along with the sand while officials insist these waters are still safe, long-time residents like cindy hatcher know they may never be the same. >> trying not to cry. it's -- it's more devastating than any hurricane or any natural disaster to the beach. my heart is broken. broken. >> reporter: and there is still no fix for any of it. bp estimates the disaster has cost the company $1.25 billion
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so far. it says out of the 37,000 claims it has received, it has now paid out 18,000. kristin dahlgren, nbc news, pensacola beach, florida. bp says the cost of its response to the oil spill has reached about $1.25 billion. that does not include the $360 million to build more protection around louisiana's gulf. you may want to lay off the gas pedal the next time you drive near beuoy high school. the second set of speed cameras will be installed the second week of june. the cameras will activate when someone drives 12 miles past the speed limit of 25. violators will be ticketed $40 as soon as the cameras are set up and they start recording. why a local high school canceled a graduation speech by helen thomas following a controversial comment from the
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temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s in most spots. here's a look at doppler. a couple of lonely rain dropses across frederick county, maryland. those have faded away. everybody is rain-free. as you send the kids out to the bus stops, a stray shower a possibility but not a likelihood. mostly everybody dry today. dry weather lasts through tomorrow before rain returns for wednesday and wednesday night. jerry? >> let's take to the air. chopper 4 over the scene of the accident we told you about before. 95 southbound below route 98. on 95, all the activity to the shoulder we do have one police officer there in the left lane. left lane is closed now, 95 southbound getting to and beyond 198 out of laurel. northbound, right side of the screen, looking good. southbound, not so much. let's head over and update you elsewhere. the trip to the wilson bridge uncomplicated.
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to the far west, serious crash on route 50, west of route 15, completely closed to traffic now. we'll keep you update. a medical break through in the battle against skin cancer. a new treatment seems to melt away the disease. a local high school cancels helen thomas' graduation speech next week following her controversial remarks about israel. two men from new jersey arrested and charged with terrorism. what the fbi says they were
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this morning, a bethesda high school is looking for another graduation speaker after canceling the original speaker, veteran white house reporter helen thomas. she made controversial comments about israel and palestine in a resent video interview posted online. kimberly suitors is live in bethesda with details. >> a bit of activity at the high school behind me. no students here quite yet but they will be coming in the morning after the school's principal sent out an e-mail to the families of 450 graduating seniors, letting them know that their commencement speaker, helen thomas, has been uninvited to the june 14th celebration. helen t helen thomas is 89 years old.
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she started out with united press international in 1943. she has been covering the white house since 1960. it was at the white house on may 27th at a jewish heritage celebration that one from rabbilive.com asked thomas some questions and posted her now controversial answers on the web. >> any comments on israel? >> tell them to get the hell out of palestine. >> oh. any better comments on israel? >> remember, these people are occupied. and it is their land, not german, not poland -- >> so where should they go? >> go home. >> where is home? >> poland. >> so the jews -- jews should go back to poland and germany. >> and america and everywhere else. >> reporter: on her website, helen thomas wrote she dopely regrets the comments made last week regarding the palestinians and israelis. she said they did not reflect
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the heartfelt belief that peace will come to the middle east when all sides have mutual respect and tolerance. may that day come soon. in the principal's e-mail here at whitman high school, he wrote to parents that he had spoken to mrs. thomas' representatives and that they understood the tensions generated by the situation, and ms. thomas would welcome the opportunity to speak at the school next year, to share her observations on contemporary affairs in a more casual setting. reporting live in bethesda, kimberly suitors, news 4. police are looking for a boat that hit a swimmer and kept on going. this happened near thomas point lighthouse in the chesapeake bay last friday. 55-year-old mark gentile was swimming from his boat to a minnow pot when a power boat overran him. he was able to dive below the
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boat but his legs were hit. the boat is described as a 21-foot white and champagne-colored donzi-styled speedboat. two people were on board the boat, a white male and a white female between the ages of 30 and 40. today two men from new jersey will face terrorism charges in court. the fbi arrested them when they were on their way to somalia. >> not unlike other cases where individuals express interests to do a jihad, go overseas and are turned around, come back to attempt acts of violence here in the united states. >> agents raided the men's homes saturday night. both were american citizens free to travel on their u.s. passports. authorities were tipped off by a citizen four years ago and were watching the two men ever since. the oba obamas rubbed with
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stars last night. they attended the ford's annual gala last night. the gala supports the theater and its efforts to provide arts education along with the legacy, of course, of president abraham lincoln. the president honored two south african human rights activists with ford's theater lincoln medals. >> as well as fighting for blacks, south africans in the age of apartheid, alby sachs was thrown in jail without charge and then was nearly killed. then archbishop desmond tutu has become a symbol of hope far beyond the borders of his nay hiv la native land. doctors announced a huge break through for people with melanoma. the deadliest form of skin cancer. it's a new treatment that for some literally melts away the
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deadly disease. tracie potts reports that there is now hope for treating melanoma. >> reporter: this is rick's melanoma before the treatment and after. it's gone. >> the staff, the nurses, everybody came into this tiny room to give us the good news. >> reporter: it only works for two or three out of every ten patients but that's a huge success story. in the u.s. someone dies every hour from melanoma. president reagan's daughter, maureen, reggae artist bob marley, in d.c., senator john mccain has been fighting it for more than two decades. >> we have had no treatments that successfully improved survival. >> reporter: the new treatment has a tricky name, ipilimumab, ipi for short. it is a protein that helps the immune system go full speed in attacking the disease. >> the patients are energized. our waiting rooms are becoming fuller because patients are living longer. >> reporter: there are drawbacks. it doesn't work for most patients, and doctors can't predict who will respond.
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it can trigger rheumatoid arthritis and colitis. the drug is still experimental but experts say it is promising. this trial involves almost 700 people with advanced melanoma. on average they lived almost three and a half months longer than those who did not have the treatment. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. crunching the claims, kellogg's must take off the advertisement of health claims on its cereal boxes. the federal trade commission says kellogg's cannot make claims about health benefits unless they're backed by scientific evidence and are not misleading. major league's baseball annual draft is today and the washington nationals have yet the first pick once again. they have been riding high on the eminent arrival of steven
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strasburg tomorrow night. they are expected to take bryce harper, a 17-year-old. the first ever junior college player drafted number one and would likely come at a high price. we are told he may have a bit of an attitude problem. he was recently ejected from the junior college world series for arguing with an umpire. harper has been compared with ken griffey jr. and alex rodriguez. >> no pressure. he's 17 years old. >> can you believe it? >> can you imagine? >> yes, i can. i can imagine that. >> 17. >> i'm sure a 40, 50, $100 million contract won't do anything to hurt his attitude problem, if he has one. what a nice change in the weather, everybody. all that humidity is gone. you can get that bead of sweat that's been on your brow since thursday of last week, it will finally fall off or evaporate.
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65 downtown. 56 degree now in prince george's county. very pleasant start. here is doppler. a few showers earlier this morning. those are all gone, jerry. it will be a nice day today. temperatures climbing into the high 70s with only a brief chance of a shower. that's about it over to you. >> all right. we'll go back up and update you. the latest information along the accident here. 95 southbound at 198 and laurel. you can see the activity now is over to the shoulder. still drawing a lot of attention. because it was in the travel portion of the roadway for a while, 95 southbound as you come down from route 32 will be quite heavy and slow. heads up for that. northbound no worries. southbound very backed up. elsewhere checking things out, headed for downtown. early problem inbound 14th street bridge, a little fender bender. don't know which lane it is in but it is getting across the potomac. we will try to get the
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information on the lane. joe, eun? >> thank you very much. >> she disappeared without a trace three years ago. why police are renewing their search for stacy peterson. the new video of joran van der sloot entering and then leaving the room where a woman's body was found. and apple is ready to make a big anno
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this is new video of joran van der sloot and stephanie
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flores the same night that police say flores died. they are seen going into van der sloot's room and then four hours later he leaves. he told the front desk not to bother the girl and then left the tv on so loud that house keepers did not enter the room for two days. van der sloot is the main suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway. police are searching a farm for thfourth wife of drew peterson. police are following a tip that led them to this area. they are looking for any signs of stacy peterson who disappeared in 2007. her husband, drew peterson what been charged with murder of his third wife. he has pleaded not guilty in that case. in stacy peterson's case, he says she ran off with another man. 6:27 is your time. now 64 degrees. the brutal attack over the weekend. a woman charged with trying to kill another woman who was nine
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months pregnant. and the deadly storms that rolled through the midwest killing at least seven people. breaking news in silver springsment po
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breaking news. while you were sleeping, a 25-year-old man was unconscious and later died. we are live on the scene as
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police piece together what happened. good morning. thanks for joining us on news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs, it's monday, the 7th of june, 2010. a beautiful morning out there. 64 degrees. low humidity. feels nice. a nice break from what we had over the weekend. >> was hot and sticky over the weekend and last week, too. welcomed change. >> one thing, running outside the last couple of days has been all uphill. that's what it felt like. >> because you are running outside in the heat and humidity. >> nice running weather, get outside and enjoy it. if you have long runs scheduled for later in the week, move it to tomorrow. tomorrow will be the nicest day of the week. today will be pretty good, too. 16 in hagerstown. 51 in martinsburg. poolsville, 62. 56 now in brandywine. a few showers we had earlier this morning are gone. that's welcomed news. the extended forecast, a 30%
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chance of a quick shower coming by later today. most of lus have a dry monday. so no weather concerns. sunshine tomorrow and rain likely for wednesday and wednesday night. on over to you for a check of the traffic. >> we will update folks along the trip, 395 northbound, checking reports of an accident, folks at vdot adjusting the camera. 395 near edsell road in the left lane. by the looks of traffic there is something going on there. elsewhere at this hour, wilson bridge no hangups. the outer loop will be a bit slow into the sunshine. university boulevard westbound, word of trees down the roadway now. a little detour is set up. joe, eun? >> thank you very much. we are now following breaking news out of montgomery county. police are investigating a suspicious death there. this happened in the 800 block of university boulevard east in silver spring about 1:00 this
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morning. megan mcgrath is live to tell us what she learned so far. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. the call came in to police a little after 1:00 this morning. the report of a person injured here in the 800 belong of university boulevard. when police arrived, they found a man unconscious in the driveway between casa of maryland and alongside the backside of an apartment complex. the responding police officers performed cpr. this person, the 25-year-old, was transported to the hospital where he later died. all police will say is that he was suffering from trauma injuries to the upper body. they will not elaborate at all beyond that. they are calling this a suspicious death. investigators left the scene here a short time ago. again, a 25-year-old man has died at an area hospital. all police will say is that this is a suspicious death and the
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investigation continues. >> megan mcgrath, thank you very much. the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth will be in court today. police say 38-year-old christine devaux attacked the victim inside her home on sugar cane lane in damascus on friday. devaux got into the home and waited for the woman to come home from work, the victim was able to escape, though, and run to a neighbor's house for help. police eventually caught up with devaux in a motel in frederick. one neighbor did see the aftermath of that horrific attack. >> i witnessed from my living room window was our neighbor, who's pregnant, um, crying and talking to a police officer and being comforted by another neighbor and then the ambulance came down the street and she was brought into the ambulance. after about 15, 20 minutes, the ambulance took her to a hospital. >> devaux is being held in the montgomery county detention center. her arraignment is set for today.
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this morning some residents are cleaning up after stormy weather hit our area yesterday. one truck was crushed by a toppled tree in capitol hill. the bad weather also left a mark on a home in burtonsville, maryland. though they say lightning doesn't strike twice, this homeowner claimed yesterday was the second time her home was hit by lightning since 2004. the good news is that no one was injured. the midwest received a harder hit from mother nature. a series of tornadoes and strong storms roared through illinois, michigan and ohio. ohio took the worst of it with seven reported deaths. officials said at least 50 homes were destroyed and 50 others seriously damaged. the local municipal building and emergency vehicles were also destroyed. trees were uprooted, vehicles were overturned and buildings flattened. >> i felt the floor cave in. before i hit the ground, it
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seemed like the house blew off of me. this is all i got. >> if that's not bad enough, residents there are bracing for the possibility of another storm system today. this morning the government now says the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico will persist into the fall. here's a live look at the well on the ocean floor. engineers have closed one of the four vents on the containment cap on that leaking well. the other three remain open allowing oil to flow into the gulf. engineers are leaving them open so ice will not build up in the cap and cause it to fail. officials say this cap is getting more and more oil to the surface. tourists are being warned not to pick up tar balls and hotels are offering cleaner. those involved are skeptical of the process. >> this will be well into the fall. this is a siege across the entire gulf. the spill is holding everybody hostage.
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>> bp estimates the disaster has cost the company $1.25 billion so far. it is 6:36 now. why a local high school decided to drop white house reporter helen thomas from speaking at its graduation ceremony. and the squeeze you will soon feel on your wallet as the price of
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6:40 is your time now. 64 degrees. bright sunshine what a difference this morning. lower humidity makes it feel nice and cool out there. it's a welcomed change. >> this is what i call a summer day. i would like to get about 90 more of those. can you line those up? >> good luck with that. we already had three days out of the first six in june we were at 90 degrees or higher. 90 degrees in may. 90 degree days if april. now finally a break. >> we need it. >> it won't last long. make your plans and enjoy it while it's here it is summer in washington. 61 in new market, maryland this morning.
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57 in charles town, west virginia. 58 in front royal, virginia. 65 degrees in capital heights. 56 at andrews air force base. 65 in beautiful southern maryland, st. mary's city and leonardtown. forecast for today, partly sunny, can't rule out a quick passing shower. rain chances are low for your day today. that's welcomed news. after all the steamy, stormy weather over the weekend. today and tomorrow are the beauties of the week, then we get needed rain showers. we are well behind in rainfall for the year. we need the showers and they will arrive on wednesday. jerry. >> updating everybody on the accident, 395 northbound at edsell road. everybody out of the roadway, but is jammed back up to springfield. not a pleasant trip. here is the dulles toll road coming out of reston, minimal delays on in. and all lanes are reported open. joe, eun?
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>> thank you. apple is getting ready to make a big announcement today. what the tech giant is expected to unveil. and a local high school cancels helen thomas's scheduled speech next week following her controversial remarks about jews and israel. get ready to see more speed cameras throughout the area. wh boss:hey, glad i caught you. i was on my way to present ideas
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good morning. welcome back. israel said it killed at least four militants wearing diving suits. this happened off the coast of the gaza strip. the israelis say they saw the four off the coast of gaza and opened fire this comes a week after nine pro-palestinian activists were killed. new today, a bethesda high school is looking for another graduation speaker after canceling with the original speaker, veteran white house reporter helen thomas. she made controversial comments about israel and palestine in a recent video interview posted online. kimberly suitors is live in bethesda with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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whitman principal alan goodwin said graduation sell breaks are not the venue for divisiveness. he sent out that e-mail last night to the families of 450 seniors graduating in announcing that helen thomas, the commencement speaker, had been uninvite to the june 14th graduation ceremony. thomas is 89 years old. she covered the white house since 1960. it was at the white house on may 27th at a jewish heritage celebration that someone from rabbilive.com asked thomas the questions and posted her answers on the web. >> any comments on israel? >> tell them to get the hell out of palestine. >> oh. any better comments on israel? >> remember, these people are occupied. and it is their land, not german, not poland -- >> so where should they go?
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what should they do? >> go home. >> where is home? >> poland. >> so the jews -- jews should go back to poland and germany. >> and america and everywhere else. >> reporter: on her website, helen tomb mass wrote "i deeply regret my comments i made last week regarding the israelis and palestinians. they do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the middle east only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. may that day come soon." in the principal's e-mail, he said he spoke to thomas' representatives and said she understood that the issue had been controversial and created tension. she understood why she wouldn't be speaking at the commencement ceremony, but also said she would welcome the opportunity to come to the school next year to talk to students about her belief beliefs on current political affairs. we have yet to hear who the replacement speaker will be.
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reporting live in bethesda, kimberly suitors. you may want to lay off the gasoline pedal the next time you are driving near buoy high school. the second set of speed cameras will be installed the second week of june. the cameras will activate when someone drives 12 miles past the posted speed limb of 25 miles per hour. there will not be a 30-day grace period this time around. violators will be ticketed $40 as soon as the cameras are set up. a porn actor who faced murder charges died in the hospital after falling from a hill. warning to you, this video may be disturbing. this is steven clancy hill tumbling down a rocky hillside in los angeles. s.w.a.t. officers spent part of the day to talk him down as he held a sword. hill was pronounced dead at the hospital. it's not clear whether the sword is the same one hill used in an attack last tuesday at a dvd production center. hill was charged with murder and attempted murder in the case.
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the riverdale, maryland native was also convicted of assault with a firearm in 1998 after he threatened a teaching assistant with a gun over a grade on a maryland college campus. a counterterroism report is due today and it's critical of the interrogation methods used by the bush administration. it suggests medical professionals engaged in forms of human research and experimentation with terrorism suspects. the non-profit physicians for human rights claims the medical teams were involved in the cia interrogations. the human research would violate medical ethics and domestic and international law. it looks like investors could be in for a rough day as we start this week on wall street. courtney reagan joins us live with more on what to expect today. why the bad news? >> good morning to you. actually things weren't looking so great overseas last night. that's how things started off on the wrong foot for us today. however stock futures have turned around a bit and are
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relatively flat in front of the open but friday's markets plunged, we do the a disappointing jobs report and the euro fell on the dollar. asia did fall overnight, and europe is lower, too. the dow dropped 323 points on friday which means trading opens under 10,000 at 9931 today. congress returns from recess today to begin work to merge a pair of financial reform bills, one in the senate and one in the house. the lawmakers want to reach a deal before president obama goes to the g-20 meeting in toronto in three weeks. they believe this would give the president more leverage for persuading other countries to a global bank tax. and your cup of o.j. may rise a bit.
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half the wordld's orange supply comes from brazil and bad weather and disease has produced the worst harvest in years. florida's orange harvest could be effected by hurricanes this summer further impacting the price. steve jobs is likely to unveil his new iphone today. it has a camera and much more will be revealed today. >> before we hear the weather, we want to congratulate our producer and executive producer they won an emmy for new 4 today. >> if notice any mistakes in the show today, it's because they're back there polishing their trophy. this is great stuff. lighting it. it's a big production back there. congratulations, hard work is oftentimes rewarded just like that. outside on a monday, hope you
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enjoyed your weekend. if you like the steamy stuff that we had around over the weekend, and a few of you like it that way, it will be back. 65 right now in washington. june so far now, only a week hold. 9 degrees warmer than average. it continues our stretch of mild weather since the snow stopped at the end of february, march was almost five degrees above average. april plus 4.7, may plus 3.7. now nine degrees warmer for june. crazy weather has been the pattern since the snow stopped. now we have a nice break in the humidity. nothing on the radar at this point in time. a few sprinkles early this morning up across frederick county. down to our south, that's where the warmer more humid hair is lying in wait for us. it will be back by the end of the week. much cooler. detroit, 50. chicago, 55. the real reason it feels so much
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better outside is our dew point temperatures that measures moisture in the atmosphere, some 10 to 20 degrees lower than this time yesterday. as result the moisture on your skin can evaporate more effectively, that's your natural body's air conditioning. our humidity vacation goes for today and tomorrow next weathermaker will be bringing severe weather across parts of the midwest for today. those rain showers arrive here on wednesday. for today, partly sunny. can't rule out a quick shower as cooler air spills in. only a 30% chance at the most that you will get rain today. tomorrow, rain-free. wednesday a little on the soggy side. that will be primarily wednesday, wednesday night, early thursday. we dry it out, warm it back up and bring summer humidity levels back up. you need the forecast when we're not on the air, go online, nbc4.com or weather.com.
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>> check, taking a life look at 95, the capital beltway in springfield. chopper 4 checking things out notice the crawl on 95 northbound getting past the beltway up to edsell road. that accident is cleared out of the roadway, that combined with the sunshine, the volume, making for a very slow trip. 270 southbound no worries. just volume. a little slow at each of the interchanges south out of hyattstown, but no accidents. >> heads up for you if you use the dupont circle metro station. get ready for an unexpected workout. the escalators on the 19th street entrance are out of service. >> those are some long escalators. >> those are long. stairmaster. >> at least it is exercise. >> 6:53 is the time. here is a look at the top stories of the morning. a woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman will be in court
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today. police say 36-year-old christine devaux attacked the woman on friday. >> the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico may persist into the fall. engineers closed one of the four vents on the cap over the leaking oil well, however the other three remain open allowing oil to continue to flow into the gulf. engineers are leaving them open so ice does not build up into the cap and cause it to fail. >> and this morning the midwest is cleaning up after a deadly series of tornadoes and very strong storms. ohio got the worst of it with seven reported deaths. high wins ripped off roofs, overturned vehicles and flattened buildings. two men from new jersey are facing terrorism charges in court today. the fbi arrested them after they say they were on their way to a jihadist group and kill american
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troops. let's look at our forecast right now. here is chuck bell again. >> temperatures are down into the upper 50s and low 60s to get your monday started. it will be a beautiful day. a little pix of clouds and sunshine. a pocket of cool air aloft that is coming our way. as a result of that we will have a few clouds bubbling up this afternoon. they may be able to generate a quick-passing shower. that's it. most of your monday a lovely rain-free day. lower humidity values today and tomorrow before more needed rain. we will do some catching up on wednesday and wednesday night. for those of you that like warm weather t has been your time of the year here in washington. we had every month warmer than average since the snow stopped at the end of february. it looks like that trend of warmer than average weather will continue by next weekend. since it's monday, it's not too early to start thinking about next weekend. temperatures will be back up
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near 90 degrees by next weekend with a risk of showers primarily on sunday. >> okay. >> you know what? i promised i wouldn't complain. i promised. no. no. after the blizzard, i promised. i enjoy warm weather. >> your husband was here to help you shovel out. >> let's not go back there. i love warm weather and summer. >> warm weather is one thing, hot weather is something else. a look at traffic and some problems. >> loaded up along 66, all lanes are open. the travel lanes are open and available making the drive in. just sunshine there. let's check things on the capital beltway north of town, the inner loop and outer loop north of 395, no accidents, lanes open there as well. be very careful out there. 395, the accident is out of the roadway. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you.
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>> the escalators at the dupont circle metro station not operating today. >> get your running shoes on. >> absolutely. >> that's news 4 for today. >> "the today show" is next. have a great day. join us tomorrow morning bright and early. we start at 4:30. see you then. >> bye.
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